I spent most of the weekend playing with plarn.
I have such a collection of it stored in the basement, thought I should finally make something of it.
I hoped there were enough Target shopping bags to make a nice, big tote bag... and there were.
So, I did.
I'm pretty happy with it, actually.
The Husband says it's the nicest one I've made so far.
(I think he even referred to it as "pretty" at one point.)
I think it looks like peppermint candy.
Here's where I need your input:
I don't know what kind of handles to put on it.
Short handles for gripping and holding the tote bag at your side?
Long handles for carrying the tote bag over your shoulder?
Take a look at the pics, and tell me what you think..
It measures roughly 13 x 10 x 6 inches.
The solid white color on the bottom is where the bag rests flat when it is upright.
The books are to give you a sense of the size of this tote bag. (And a sense that I like Stephen King a little bit, I guess.) Since the plastic is a little stretchy, I wouldn't recommend carrying *this* many books at once.
However, you could certainly pack a lot of clothing in it or carry vegetables home from the store.
I am also considering designing the next tote bag to have sides that grow increasingly larger as I work toward the top... much like a market bag or beach bag.
So, two questions:
1) Short handles or long?
2) Larger flared opening at the top or straight sides?